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Can Design Have A Conscience?

Design.nl’s favourite showing at THIS WAY, the DAE’s Milan exhibition,
is by animator Niels Hoebers.
His character, Walter, is the conscience of design.

Niels Hoebers’ two-fold graduation project was “The Motion Cabinet,” a modular stage for creating stop-motion films on, and “Walter” an animated film about the imagination.

“I love animation, but the equipment is prohibitively expensive,” explains Hoebers. “I wanted to create an affordable DIY technique.”

The cabinet is a one square meter by one square meter platform with a modular grid. All filming equipment like lights, cameras and tripods can be attached. “It is a multifunctional table that gives the user complete control,” Hoebers explains. “In animation, you need to be able to control the strings at all times.

Article extract premsela.org > By Gabrielle Kennedy / 15-04-2011

read more @ premsela.org

Published: 16-Apr-2011 15:01

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